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-- The challenge of hope is to overcome corruption.
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One thing I think (know) people often (almost always) miss about the prequels, especially The Phantom Menace, is how much political commentary is contained therein. People get all distracted and wound up by Jar Jar and miss everything else. Some of everything else being a kind of warning about the state of politics, right now, and I think we can see even more of what was in Phantom going on in the US, right now, with the polarization of Congress and the fear-mongering of the Republicans, especially Donald Trumpatine. This episode touches on the same material.
And it's eerily reminiscent of the water issue in Flint, Michigan.
All of that said, I like seeing Satine back even without Obi-Wan in the story.
Mandalore is having some issues due to the fallout of the previous Mandalore story line in which they assert their neutrality. Now, no one will trade with them, and things like food prices are skyrocketing. Corruption and the black market are booming. That's really all you need to know. That and Padme joins Satine in an investigation dealing with sick school children.
The Archangel of Wisdom. He represents understanding and judgement, good judgement. He is often sought out by the other Angels, especially Michael, who has become his confidant. Since the War of Heaven, they always fight side-by-side. Zuriel cannot be moved for he is the "Rock of God."
Yahoel likes to bill himself as the Manifestation of the Power of God. He is the restrainer of the Leviathan and will be the one to unleash it upon the Earth during the End of Days. After the War of Heaven, and because of it, Michael has formed close bonds with Yahoel. He is the Guardian Angel of the Chosen.
He is also the choirmaster of Heaven and taught the Angels to say the praises of the Father.
If ever there was an Angel who could have been called a loser, it was Xantros. He just never knew what to do with himself. Even during the War of Heaven, he just stood and watched, waiting for someone else to tell him what to do. When it came time to retrieve Raziel's Book from Man, Xantros was just the right amount of expendable.